MUSIC, LANGUAGE... ...AND THE BRAIN
Music & Language as interrelated systems <ul><li>Music tone & speech intonation
Music rhythm & speech rhythm
Music melody & speech melody </li></ul>
Music & Language are Syntactic systems
<ul>Frontal lobes  Learn rules  (syntax, harmony)   </ul><ul><li>Temporal lobes
Memorize data   (meanings, melodies)   </li></ul>
<ul>MANDARIN CHINESE </ul><ul>Left hemisphere  Processes language </ul><ul>Right hemisphere   Processes music </ul>
MANDARIN CHINESE <ul><li>Wide tonal ranges
to change the meaning </li></ul>
<ul><li>EVERY LANGUAGE </li></ul><ul><li>HAS ITS OWN   </li></ul><ul><li>MUSICALITY </li></ul>
Music training <ul><li>Increase grey mass
Improve nervous system
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Calamai irene 2010 11-esercizio4

  1. 1. MUSIC, LANGUAGE... ...AND THE BRAIN
  2. 2. Music & Language as interrelated systems <ul><li>Music tone & speech intonation
  3. 3. Music rhythm & speech rhythm
  4. 4. Music melody & speech melody </li></ul>
  5. 5. Music & Language are Syntactic systems
  6. 6. <ul>Frontal lobes Learn rules (syntax, harmony) </ul><ul><li>Temporal lobes
  7. 7. Memorize data (meanings, melodies) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul>MANDARIN CHINESE </ul><ul>Left hemisphere Processes language </ul><ul>Right hemisphere Processes music </ul>
  9. 9. MANDARIN CHINESE <ul><li>Wide tonal ranges
  10. 10. to change the meaning </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>EVERY LANGUAGE </li></ul><ul><li>HAS ITS OWN </li></ul><ul><li>MUSICALITY </li></ul>
  12. 12. Music training <ul><li>Increase grey mass
  13. 13. Improve nervous system
  14. 14. Improve limb coordination </li></ul>
  15. 15. Music training 2000 people interviewed Play an instrument Do not play any instrument Play more than one instrument 20% 77% 3% * not the flute learnt at school
  16. 16. Music training 2000 people interviewed
  17. 17. GOOD AT LANGUAGES <ul><li>Listen to music while learning new words </li></ul>
  18. 18. A GOOD COMPOSER <ul><li>Apply language rhythm to instrumental music </li></ul>
  19. 19. The End

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